Tuesday, 18 November 2014

12 Days of Christmas House Mini Album…and a Stamp Mounting Tip!

 12 Days of Christmas, All is Calm House Mini Book, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa,  (2)

Here is another project we made at my Christmas All Day event. The observant of you will notice my theme for the day…. yes… houses, 12 Days of Christmas & All is Calm papers! Love them all!!!

This is a long time favourite mini book format of mine (Thanks again Debbie for the introduction!) Though I added some more pages to the previous versions made. So I ended up with 11 pages with flaps inside to suit the 12 Days of Christmas stamp set! Can’t wait to add some photos now!

12 Days of Christmas, All is Calm House Mini Book, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa,  (7)

And I just couldn’t resist adding Santa coming down the chimney as the only piece of decoration inside…. the image was stamped on the paper, then re-stamped on a piece of Whisper White – from which the fireplace part was hand cut out & 3D adhered onto the image on the paper…. Didn’t want all those stripes going through my fireplace….

12 Days of Christmas, All is Calm House Mini Book, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa,  (6)

View from the side… the windows, window-boxes and door are all made using parts of the windows in the Holiday Home stamp set

12 Days of Christmas, All is Calm House Mini Book, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa,  (1)

And the view from above….. no-one started off happy with the very delicate Striped Scallops die-cutting for the roof…until they saw a roof on a house box I made years ago…. scallop edge punch and lots & lots of cardstock! Suddenly they were much happier!!! And it just had to be….. perfect for the job….

12 Days of Christmas, All is Calm House Mini Book, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa,  (3)

Oh and my tip for the 12 Days of Christmas stamp set ( wood version) ….

Ignore the 2 wooden blocks supplied & grab a larger block… carefully line up & stick the 2 stamps ( ON THE & CHRISTMAS) on … leaving room to insert the “First Day of” etc in between (mine has 9mm between the images/rubber).

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Takes a bit of time to get everything lined up & straight…. but it saves so much time when it comes to stamping… and this stamp set is definitely a keeper for me!

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You can probably get the idea more from the photo of the stickers on the top of the block…but I thought it was time to share what a much loved stamp block looks like too!!!

So a second tip for you today…. all that ink at the top….that will just sand off… that wood block will look as good as new when I get my little sanding block on it!! Later….

5 comments:

  1. Oooohhh Amanda just love it. x

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  2. Wow!! Oh Amanda I just love it!! You are so so talented!

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  3. Oh thank you so much for such a lovely comment Sam.... You have even made me blush!!! But talking of talent...guess which stunning Team swap card is next on my To Do list.... Can't wait......

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  4. Do you have a tutorial of how to make this?

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    1. Sorry Heather.. I didn't write this one up... But it is on my list of Tutorials to do... So hopefully one day soon...

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